The Chicago Chamber Musicians:
Paul Dresher’s The Tyrant
Fri, Jan 25, 2008, 7:30–7:30 pm
Composed by Paul Dresher
Libretto by Jim Lewis
Featuring tenor John Duykers with the Chicago Chamber Musicians
Presented by The Chicago Chamber Musicians with the MCA.
Friday, Jan 25, 7:30 pm
Tickets $24, MCA members $19
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Inspired by the short story by Italo Calvino, The Tyrant is the tale of a king who refuses to leave his throne for fear of being overthrown and is, therefore, forced to experience his kingdom entirely through sound. The Chicago premiere of the 2006 chamber opera by major American composer Paul Dresher, The Tyrant is performed by the Grammy-nominated ensemble The Chicago Chamber Musicians, featuring tenor John Duykers.
Running time: 60 minutes, no intermission
Video credit (at right): Composed by Paul Dresher, Libretto by Jim Lewis, The Tyrant sung by John Duykers, Performed and produced by Paul Dresher, Ensemble from May 2006 performance at Opera Cleveland.
To view the Video Program Notes, produced by Cal Performances.